Our view of Dirk Hartog Island from Steep Point

Explorers : Dirk Hartog – the first European landing in Western Australia!

August 12th 2014

Our view of Dirk Hartog Island from Steep Point   Dirk, aka Dierick Hartochsz, was born in 1580 in Amsterdam to a seafaring family. He spent his early career as a private merchant, executing trading ventures in the Baltic and …

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Barrow Creek

Highway Stop : Barrow Creek Telegraph Station

August 7th 2014

  Barrow Creek is a tiny town along the Stuart Highway, about 280km north of Alice Springs.  In fact, calling it a town might be a bit of a stretch considering the population is less than 10.  On the return …

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Limmen National Park

Experience Gulf Country : Roper Bar to Borroloola

July 26th 2014

  We turned off Stuart Highway and travelled along the Roper Highway towards Roper Bar.  It was a single tarred lane road that was shared with oncoming traffic for a fair way of the journey.  Alongside the road were hundreds …

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History : Darwin Military Museum

April 22nd 2014

We heard a rumor that the Land Rover 110 that army Major Les Hiddins drove in the famous TV series The Bush Tucker Man had been handed over to the Darwin Military Museum and was on display.  While we originally …

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